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Darlene Hess


Darlene Hess
Art Teacher (K-2)
dhess@westsideacademy.org

Darlene Hess studied Graphic Design at Kent State University and went on to work as an Advertising Art Director. Later, she taught Art in homeschool co-ops, afterschool programs, and Christian schools including a classical Christian school where her daughter and son attended. After moving to Ohio with her husband Dave and their two children, she served at Christ Community Chapel for 10 years in the high school ministry. While there, she had the opportunity to use her love of Jesus and of Art to help build a Visual Arts Ministry. Two years ago, she moved to the Westside and discovered WCA, which brought her back to teaching in a classical Christian environment. When Darlene is not teaching at WCA, she can be found painting or teaching classes downtown in her art studio in the ArtCraft Building, playing golf, hiking, or spending time with family and friends.